Previewing the Sunday Shows
This weekend the Sunday shows will react to Saturday's Republican presidential debate on ABC, less than a month away from the Iowa Caucuses.
Most of the shows are hosting a 2012 Republican candidate. NBC's Meet the Press will have Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a week after placing second in the Des Moines Register poll. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will be on Face the Nation. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., is on CNN's State of the Union. State of the Union will also host former New Hampshire Republican Gov. John Sununu, who as a former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney supporter, has had some very strong criticism of former Speaker Newt Gingrich. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry will go on FNC's Fox News Sunday as he tries to rejuvenate his campaign.
Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad will be on Meet the Press and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa., will be on Face the Nation.
The deadline to strike a deal the payroll tax cut extension is fast approaching. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin will discuss whether a deal will be made before the expiration date on Meet the Press. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will reflect on the Republican strategy for the payroll tax cut debate.
Remember to tune in to ABC on Saturday for the ABC News/WMUR-TV Republican Debate on ABC at 9 p.m.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, and Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad.
Face the Nation hosts Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.,
This Week hosts TBD
Fox News Sunday hosts Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
State of the Union hosts former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, former Rep. Bob Walker, R-Pa., former New Hampshire Republican Gov. John Sununu, former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va. and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features DCCC chairman Steve Israel
Washington Week features National Journal's Major Garrett, AP's Charles Babington, New York Times' John Harwood, and RealClearPolitics' Alexis Simendinger
Real Time had its season finale and will return next year (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a best of the week (CNN, Saturday , 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Commerce Dept. Spectrum Management Advisory committee member and former FCC technology chief Dale Hatfield (CSPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features National Journal's Major Garrett, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, Washington Post's David Ignatius, and CNN's Gloria Borger (check local listings)
Wall Street Journal Report TBD (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson, Politico's John Harris, Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, Politico's John Harris, Mediaite's Rachel Sklar and Syracuse University's Robert Thomspon (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features former Utah Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman, Harvard Kennedy School's Tarek Masoud and IHS Energy Research Authority founder Daniel Yeargin (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Major General Marcia Anderson (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Mexican Presidential spokesperson Alejandra Sota, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Johns Hopkins' Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)
Up features former Louisiana Republican Gov. Buddy Roemer, NAACP's Ben Jealous, Latino Decisions' Victoria de Francesco Soto, WBAI's Esther Armah Occupy Our Homes' Tasha Glasgow and Alfredo Carasquillo (Saturday, MSNBC, 7 a.m.)
Up features Republican strategist Elise Jordan, The Daily's Reihan Salam and Green for All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (Sunday, MSNBC, 8 a.m.)